About 18 months ago I managed to lose weight by myself by slugging it out at the gym. It was probably the worse time of my life as I'm incredibly lazy... Just joking, when I got into it I absolutely loved it and found that I wanted to go to the gym every day (shock!) But weight loss wasn't easy in the slightest, it took months to lose 2 1/2 stone. I moved in with my partner last year and it took just weeks to put it back on. Now the thought of the gym (or even getting off the settee) makes me tired and so I haven't bothered going back. But with SW, I've lost 1 stone 10 1/2 lbs in 12 weeks.
So my long winded point is that all the hard work at the gym made me feel excellent and definitely showed in my clothes, but in terms of weight loss I stopped getting on the scales because it kept upsetting me to see no movement although I knew it was coming off. I know that as I progress through my weight loss I am going to have to start going to the gym again, to boost loss, get toned and hopefully reduce the amount of loose skin I anticipate but for now I'm just happy being a couch potato